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Cloning ban law likely not legal, trial judge saysAssociated PressDecember 31st, 2008A Missouri judge said that a state constitutional amendment endorsing stem cell research likely creates problems for a law set up to award life science research grants.
Hotline for Eugenics Victimsby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesDecember 10th, 2008North Carolina has set up a toll-free number for survivors of the state's eugenic program.
DNA Databases: Another Human Rights Violation in the U.S. Criminal Justice System? by Osagie K. ObasogieBiopolitical TimesDecember 9th, 2008A ruling last week out of the European Court of Human Rights suggests that the US might be engaging in a human rights violation by collecting and retaining DNA profiles from arrestees never convicted of a crime.
The Exoneratorby Jennifer S. Forsyth and Leslie EatonWall Street JournalNovember 15th, 2008The Dallas D.A. is using DNA to review old cases, free Prisoners -- and riling his peers in the process
RIP: Stem Cells in Politics (2002-2008)by Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesNovember 5th, 2008Michigan may have passed its stem cell research initiative, but the real message from this election cycle is the end of embryonic stem cell research as a relevant political issue.
Michigan Proposal to Expand Stem Cell Research Passesby Megha SatyanarayanaFree PressNovember 4th, 2008A proposal to loosen restrictions on embryonic stem cell research in Michigan has passed according to analysis of key precinct results and exit poll data.
Supreme Court to Review DNA Case by David StoutThe New York TimesNovember 3rd, 2008The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review an Alaska rape case to determine whether a defendant has a constitutional right to have tests conducted on genetic evidence found at a crime scene.
The Race Card in Michiganby Osagie ObasogieBiopolitical TimesNovember 3rd, 2008Opponents of Proposal 2 tend to view embryos as an early form of human life and therefore see embryonic stem cell research as unethical human experimentation. To bolster their moral claim regarding the use of vulnerable subjects in scientific research, they are now comparing embryonic stem cell research to the Tuskegee experiment.
Another November, Another Stem Cell Ballot Measureby Jesse ReynoldsBiopolitical TimesOctober 28th, 2008For the fourth time in five years, there's an embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) initiative on a state ballot.
Progress Is Minimal in Clearing DNA Cases by Solomon MooreThe New York TimesOctober 24th, 2008Local and state law enforcement agencies have made uneven progress in reducing a nationwide backlog of cases awaiting DNA analysis over the past four years, according to reports filed by more than 100 agencies with the National Institute of Justice.
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